Goals 7 and 9 look at affordable and clean energy, and innovation and infrastructure respectively. While using sailing vessels to ship cargo may seem “old-fashioned”, this technology actually has huge potential to tap into renewable energies.
The old way of sailing ironically has a huge technological advantage over its modern counterpart. It does not emit any harmful fumes and only uses natural elements for propulsion.
We at EcoClipper officially received the half-hull model of the EcoClipper 500 prototype. Our half hull model was crafted by ship carpenter Leo Boogerd, in cooperation with Bert van Baar of the Bootbouw school and Marijke de Jong, a specialist in square-rigging and yacht design.
In an age of bigger cars, bigger planes, bigger ships, why would anyone consider the thought of shipping cargo on a smaller, slower, sail powered vessel?
If you want to play a part in the promising story of the sail cargo industry don’t be afraid to start… The sail cargo world is an extremely welcoming place.
According to the International Maritime Organisation, shipping is responsible for emitting more than 1.000 million tonnes of CO2 annually
The refit of De Tukker continues! Have a look at some excellent photos of the crew de-greasing the cargo hold.